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Old 01-06-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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At this point, especially since you want to live somewhere secluded, you will definitely want to take a road trip and visit first.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Wartburg is in a beautiful area. It's main entrance to Obed Wild and Scenic River and also Frozen Head State Park.
Obed Wild & Scenic River - Obed Wild & Scenic River (U.S. National Park Service)
Tennessee State Parks: Frozen Head State Park

Take a look at Rugby. It's in the same general area and may be what you're looking for.
Historic Rugby, Tennessee
You can buy and build there, although the types of homes allowed are very restricted.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Thanks Knoxgarden, very good lead there...Rugby seems very nice. Now I have a general area, just need to find as much information as I can and then take a road trip.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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Thanks Knoxgarden, very good lead there...Rugby seems very nice. Now I have a general area, just need to find as much information as I can and then take a road trip.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Thanks Knoxgarden, very good lead there...Rugby seems very nice. Now I have a general area, just need to find as much information as I can and then take a road trip.
Yes, a road trip is in order.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Rugby would be nice, but it is VERY far to the airport. You might want to think about Townsend.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Unhappy The quiet spot you love now may be a boom-town in 15 years!

My one concern with your plans, PreRetireTN, is that in 15 years the place you might choose now will be vastly different. I think you do want to consider that possibility.

This, of course, is only a problem if you plan on buying property in the next year or so with the intent of retiring there in 2023.

We have been looking at and visiting the same area for the past 8 or 9 years and can see so much development that just did not cross our minds when we first started our search. We have not bought yet, but will soon. (We had a close call, though!!)

Hubby and I are both glad that we took this time and allowed ourselves to be flexible. The neighborhood close to Knoxville that we first thought would be "it" for us is today definitely not "it".
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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My one concern with your plans, PreRetireTN, is that in 15 years the place you might choose now will be vastly different. I think you do want to consider that possibility.

This, of course, is only a problem if you plan on buying property in the next year or so with the intent of retiring there in 2023.

We have been looking at and visiting the same area for the past 8 or 9 years and can see so much development that just did not cross our minds when we first started our search. We have not bought yet, but will soon. (We had a close call, though!!)

Hubby and I are both glad that we took this time and allowed ourselves to be flexible. The neighborhood close to Knoxville that we first thought would be "it" for us is today definitely not "it".
Wow. That is an excellent point! Reps for you!
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My one concern with your plans, PreRetireTN, is that in 15 years the place you might choose now will be vastly different. I think you do want to consider that possibility.

This, of course, is only a problem if you plan on buying property in the next year or so with the intent of retiring there in 2023.

We have been looking at and visiting the same area for the past 8 or 9 years and can see so much development that just did not cross our minds when we first started our search. We have not bought yet, but will soon. (We had a close call, though!!)

Hubby and I are both glad that we took this time and allowed ourselves to be flexible. The neighborhood close to Knoxville that we first thought would be "it" for us is today definitely not "it".

My plan is to find some semi-remote land in the next year and probably build in two or three years (after the market rebounds to sell my existing home) and then move...for the last time.

Hope to have it just about paid for by 2023 (ah...you had to put year on it...LOL Seems so long from now). Hopefully, I get enough acres to keep from being overcome by "development", but you are are right...growth is out of control.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Rugby would be nice, but it is VERY far to the airport. You might want to think about Townsend.
Hmmm...C-D's got some pretty nice pictures of Townsend. It is very small...that's very nice. It looks like a very quaint and peacefully place...sounds like me.

Started reading some of the comments from others about Townsend...sounds like there are many activities going on there...golf courses...maybe I'll take up golf.

Thanks for pointing out the distance to airport...that would be an issue for me.
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